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BEN AFFLECK AND JENNIFER GARNER EXPECTING THIRD CHILD

Posted in Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner on August 23, 2011 by fadedblog

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner‘s family is growing — representatives for the actors say the couple are expecting their third child.

A one-sentence statement released Monday says the actors are “thrilled” to have another baby on the way.

The couple has two daughters, 5-year-old Violet and 2-year-old Seraphina Elizabeth Rose Affleck.

No other details were released.

GARNER-AFFLECK FARMER’S MARKET TRIP

Posted in Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner on December 13, 2010 by fadedblog

Ben Affleck joined his wife Jennifer Garner and daughters Violet and Seraphina to the Farmer’s Market in Los Angeles on Sunday (December 12).

While young Violet stayed close to her daddy, mommy could be seen totting little Sera around.

Meanwhile, Ben says he lets his wife do all the cooking.

The hunky actor says he isn’t particular skilled in the kitchen department.

“Actually my wife cooks, I will be totally honest, she’s a great cook,” he says. “I don’t even compare, I don’t want to insult her by trying… It’s out of consideration for her that I don’t try. She’s an incredible cook.”

BEN AFFLECK GOES SOLO AT ‘THE COMPANY OF MEN’ PREMIERE

Posted in Ben Affleck on December 9, 2010 by fadedblog

Looking debonaire as always, Ben Affleck attended the premiere of his new flick The Company Men at The Paris Theatre in New York City on Wednesday (December 8).

The 38-year-old actor was joined by producer Claire Rudnick Polstein and director John Wells but there was no sign of his loving wife Jennifer Garner.

Life is turned upside-down for the character played by Ben in the new movie. The story centers on a year in the life of three men trying to survive a round of corporate downsizing at a major company – and how that affects them, their families, and their communities.

“A lot of guys I went to high school with, who then went to colleges like BU and BC and got pretty good jobs working for companies and worked their way up, were going through exactly the same thing,” Ben said on the red carpet. “[They] had been laid off, were forced to find jobs that paid less, and were having trouble with house payments. So you know that something’s very prevalent when you don’t have to go to a specialist to research it, you can just look at your own friends.

“On one hand, we felt like the movie might be hard to get people to come see because you think, ‘oh geez, this is going to be really depressing,’ but in fact it’s about something that I think is important and I haven’t been able to say that very much. And also, it’s redemptive. It’s about the power of Americans to struggle through things and reboot their lives. And hopefully the end is emblematic for what will happen in American industries — a kind of re-growth, re-generation, re-direction, and it’ll lift us out of this.”

The Company Men is in theaters December 10.

BEN AFFLECK HEADS TO WASHINGTON IN AID OF TROUBLED CONGO

Posted in Ben Affleck on December 1, 2010 by fadedblog

When Ben Affleck isn’t busy making critically-praised movies, he’s helping make this world be a better place.

And that’s exactly what the Oscar-winning actor/director did as he attended the discussion of U.S. Policy in the Democratic Republic Of Congo at The CSIS B1 Conference Center in Washington, DC on Tuesday (November 30).

Ben was joined by Massachusetts native Sen. John Kerry as he spoke about strengthening U.S. foreign policy in the Eastern Congo, along with a panel of experts.

Ben began by addressing the obvious: The only thing anyone famous can legitimately bring to the topic is awareness. “So I started off with the relatively modest goal of just trying to get people to listen to me talking about this issue,” he told the audience.

He later added: “I’m here today because I believe in the Congolese people, and I believe in the power of the American people to affect change when we put our minds to it.”

BEN AFFLECK DOES HIS CHRISTMAS SHOPPING FOR HIS WIFE AT CVS

Posted in Ben Affleck on November 30, 2010 by fadedblog

Ben Affleck isn’t a big Christmas guy.

“It’s a bit of a 50’s thing I guess — because my wife is so capable and because I’m less so, she does a lot of that work and I kind of root her on. I’m encouraging,” he tells Ellen DeGeneres on her show tomorrow (December 1).

Ellen: “That work being the shopping?”

Ben: “Being the shopping. It takes her as much energy and effort to buy like the 20 gifts we’re going to buy other people, as it does to buy her gift. I spend the whole time, fretting about that and being nervous and hoping she likes that. And then I end up at like CVS on the 24th being like, ‘Maybe she’d like a little Godzilla that goes around.'”

Ellen: “You talking about your wife or your kids?”

Ben: “My wife,” he says, but “My kids actually would like that.”

BEN AFFLECK AND JENNIFER GARNER GO HOUSE HUNTING

Posted in Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner on November 23, 2010 by fadedblog

Jennifer Garner and her husband Ben Affleck were as happy as can be as they left a neighbourhood in Los Angeles today (November 23) after viewing what looked to be an open house.

The celebrity couple walked away from the home with a fly of information in hand, but what could the couple be interested in this little place for?

Ben and Jen haven’t been in their newly remodeled Brentwood, CA home very long and put a ton of work into it.

Meanwhile, Ben and his BFF Matt Damon are out to raise awareness this holiday season that a staggering 1 in 6 Americans or over 50 million — including 17 million children — are hungry.

Based on findings from a just-released U.S. Department of Agriculture report, the friends taped two separate PSAs for Feeding America and the Ad Council, which were done pro bono by agency Cutwater and will air in advertising time that has been donated by the media.

CLICK HERE to check out the PSA.

Interested in joining the fight against hunger? Visit the Feeding America website where you can sign up to volunteer at one of their 200+ partner food banks, purchase holiday cards that support their work, make a financial contribution or help spread the word.

BEN AFFLECK: PICK UP PAPA

Posted in Ben Affleck on November 7, 2010 by fadedblog

Their busy schedules keep them apart for a majority of the time, but Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner remain dedicated to their kids.

While Jennifer and youngest daughter Seraphina enjoyed an afternoon with ponies, Ben did daddy duty in Santa Monica, CA on Saturday (November 6) where the scruffy actor picked up Violet from school.

Ben is back in LA after spending the week in Bartlesville, Oklahoma where he’s filming The Burial alongside Rachel Weisz, Javier Bardem and Rachel McAdams. The Terrence Malick-directed and written flick is slated for release in 2012 and is being sold as a “powerful and moving love story.”